Sunday, April 30, 2017

Zane and Zozo - Street Art

Zane and the octopus - birthday greeting at the Hookipa pillbox, 8/8/2013. The side wall say "Happy F--king Birthday! Love you beautiful."

Prom Zozo? Would you say yes? You can say that this question was painted over a birthday greeting, "Happy 18th Julesy!" It's interesting to have the wall painted over and over again.  Photo taken 3/27/15. There's another prom proposal in the Q post.
My theme this year is “Signs, Stickers, Street Art, and Graffiti on Maui.” As a departure from my A to Z Challenge posts in previous years, the blog posts have been very short. To read more about my theme and how I interpreted it, visit here


Many of these photos depict a structure from WWII, a concrete building that used to be an old communications station. It’s visible from the highway near Hookipa, a famous windsurfing spot.  Although the pillbox is located on private land, it has become something of a community message board, and is painted and repainted with greetings, signs, random pictures and graffiti. I think of it as the Hookipa pillbox – if you google “WWII pillbox, ” you’ll see similar structures.

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Question for commenters: If you were painting a sign or a greeting on the pillbox, what would you paint? 

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Yin Yang Street Art and Yield Stickers

Yin and yang, hearts and cows! Free range cows on the bluff at the Hookipa pillbox. Photo taken 5/7/14. This street art was painted over a Charli Scott memorial.

Yin yang symbol from a different vantage. Lots of hearts. Another version of this mural was posted earlier, under the U post.
Yield street sign, covered in stickers. Street signs, especially north shore or at beach parks are often slathered with stickers. Here is the "Maui Family" sticker that was mentioned in an earlier post in this series.


My theme this year is “Signs, Stickers, Street Art, and Graffiti on Maui.” As a departure from my A to Z Challenge posts in previous years, the blog posts have been very short. To read more about my theme and how I interpreted it, visit here


Many of these photos depict a structure from WWII, a concrete building that used to be an old communications station. It’s visible from the highway near Hookipa, a famous windsurfing spot.  Although the pillbox is located on private land, it has become something of a community message board, and is painted and repainted with greetings, signs, random pictures and graffiti. I think of it as the Hookipa pillbox – if you google “WWII pillbox, ” you’ll see similar structures.

If you are participating in the A to Z Challenge, please use either Disqus or Facebook to comment below. Please include your link so that I can visit you back, and I will try to check my spam folder as well.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Xmas and Xavier - Street Art

Stoner Santa? Painted at the Hookipa pillbox Photo taken 12/11/16. Was it painted by Jade? Why does Santa have spiral eyes? What's he been smoking? Is he tired from too many presents? What do you think?
Had to censor this one. Sorry. It's a unicorn peeing on a Xmas tree, and the graphic depiction wasn't appropriate for all ages. Do you like Christmas or the holidays? Do you think they suck? Photo taken 12/16/13 at the Hookipa pillbox.
Hidey-ho! A Southpark-inspired greeting by Mr. Hanky to Trish for Christmas. Photo taken 12/25/13.
Happy Birthday Xavier, nicely colored with "I love you" in Spanish. Photo taken 8/22/15.


My theme this year is “Signs, Stickers, Street Art, and Graffiti on Maui.” As a departure from my A to Z Challenge posts in previous years, the blog posts will be very short. To read more about my theme and how I interpreted it, visit here.

If you are participating in the A to Z Challenge, please use either Disqus or Facebook to comment below. Please include your link so that I can visit you back, and I will try to check my spam folder as well.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

World Peace, Water, and Wild - Street Art and Signs

World Peace stenciled on a wall in Pukalani, in Upcountry Maui.
Martin Luther King quote: "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." This world peace sign was painted in the parking lot in Paia in February 2015. The parking lot wall was often painted with graffiti, signs, and political messages.
Defend the Sacred, Water is Life. No DAPL - Dakota Access Pipeline. This street art refers to the protest at Standing Rock. Photo taken 9/9/16 at the Hookipa pillbox.
Wild at heart. Photo taken 7/21/16 at the Hookipa pillbox.


My theme this year is “Signs, Stickers, Street Art, and Graffiti on Maui.” As a departure from my A to Z Challenge posts in previous years, the blog posts have been very short. To read more about my theme and how I interpreted it, visit here.

If you are participating in the A to Z Challenge, please use either Disqus or Facebook to comment below. Please include your link so that I can visit you back, and I will try to check my spam folder as well. 


Many of these photos depict a structure from WWII, a concrete building that used to be an old communications station. It’s visible from the highway near Hookipa, a famous windsurfing spot.  Although the pillbox is located on private land, it has become something of a community message board, and is painted and repainted with greetings, signs, random pictures and graffiti. I think of it as the Hookipa pillbox – if you google “WWII pillbox, ” you’ll see similar structures.
 
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